Rotherham United are proud to have hosted a first event of its kind in their Disabled Facilities Open Event which took place at AESSEAL New York Stadium on Tuesday 22nd October.
The Millers opened the doors of their first team stadium to the community for them to check out the disabled facilities on offer on a matchday, whilst the Rotherham United Community Sports Trust were on hand to inform attendees of the ways in which they support disabled fans both on the day of a game and in the wider community.
Fans were welcomed to AESSEAL New York Stadium where they were given a comprehensive tour of the disabled facilities on offer, which range from specially designed viewing platforms to the club providing headsets with match commentary for the partially sighted.
The event ran for two hours from 10am to 12pm with Head of Community Jamie Noble delighted with the outcome having overseen the day.
“It was brilliant to be able to showcase the fantastic facilities we are able to offer our supporters here on a matchday and to reaffirm our commitment to making AESSEAL New York Stadium as inclusive a venue as possible,” he told www.themillers.co.uk.
“As far as we are aware, this event was the first of its kind across league football. As we do ourselves, many clubs host general open days for fans, but the purpose of this event was to really let people know how good our disabled facilities are.
“From the manager to Chairman Tony Stewart and throughout the club, we are always looking at ways to improve the matchday experience and make AESSEAL New York Stadium a place that everyone in the community can enjoy.
“We take great pride in the facilities we have for all of our supporters and we are hopeful that in hosting an open day like this one, we have been able to encourage supporters to come down, who perhaps weren’t aware of what we had to offer.”